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Discussion in 'The Turbo "Builds" Board' started by blue-boost, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. tbird

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    Am I seeing right. Ball bearings are missing?
     
  2. blue-boost

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    Yes. No pieces were in the blower case or the oil pan, so I'm at the conclusion that the bearing was bad before I ever installed it.
     
  3. blue-boost

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    I rebuilt the blower friday afternoon, all went ok, but I managed to crack the impeller seal, so its gonna have to come apart once again, it's driveable, but has a little oil leak.

    I have been out on a few drives, temps stay in check, most of the time the electric fans arent even on. Oil pressure is around 35psi at hot idle. Transmission shifts like it should. I've only had it to a few pounds of boost till it starts to sound un happy, but it gets to a few psi really fast. I'll probably work on some timing tables a little bit, then take it up to Robin Lawrence's chassis dyno to really get it ironed out.
     
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  4. blue-boost

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    Took the blower off this morning to change out the impeller seal, only to find the gear case O ring had gotten pinched outside its groove causing the leak, the volute and impeller area were bone dry.

    Also relocated the tailpipes, I just couldn't take it anymore with them coming out the back.

    Got the blower back on this afternoon just in time for a nice rainstorm to hit, so we went out and cruised around in the rain.
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  5. Punk.Kaos

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    You're gutsy, I don't dare run mine around in the rain. Too much go for me on wet pavement!
     
  6. blue-boost

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    I do plan on doing some long hauls in this car so driving in rain is pretty much inevitable. My tires seem to handle wet pavement pretty well too.
     
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  7. Punk.Kaos

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    I think a lot of mine is that I've not yet finished a lot of the rest of my traction upgrades. I'm running good tires, but there's more to staying stuck than that. It doesn't like to stay stuck on DRY pavement, I'm scared to do wet... Which is probably a problem when I live in Portland where its wet more than dry :p
     
  8. blue-boost

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    Also, this car is now my 3rd completed build with a build thread on this forum.

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  9. Punk.Kaos

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    Very nice! So you've got this thing down :p

    My '66 Plymouth is actually my third build as well but its by FAR my most powerful. Running a 11:1 compression 426 big block on 20PSI is a whole new world for me. None of my other builds had problems with chassis twisting or wanting to wheelie when it does hook up. I'm learning a lot from this one :p

    I'm GUESSING since you've got a chute on that Mustang you've got some experience there!
     
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